StrongVPN is a virtual private network (VPN) service provider. A VPN is a service that encrypts a device’s internet connection and routes it through a server in a location of the user’s choosing. This can be used to protect the user’s privacy and security online, as well as to access content that may be restricted in their location. StrongVPN offers a range of VPN plans and features, including support for multiple devices, unlimited bandwidth, and a variety of security protocols. The company is based in the United States and has been in operation since 2005.

StrongVPN, formerly Black Oak Computers / Reliable Hosting / Overplay, is owned by Ziff Davis (formerly J2 Global) who owns NetProtect who operates IPVanish as well as StrongVPN.

In the book Resistance, Liberation Technology and Human Rights in the Digital Age by Giovanni Ziccardi, he writes:

This company did not directly answer questions but pointed to their logkeeping policy instead. StrongVPN do log and are able to match an external IP address to their subscribers. They were the most outwardly aggressive provider in the survey when it came to dealing with infringement. “StrongVPN does not restrict P2P usage, but please note sharing of Copyrighted materials is forbidden, please do not do this or we will have to take action against your account”

“StrongVPN Notice: You may NOT distribute copyright-protected material through our network. We may cancel your account if that happens.”

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